Equipping the region’s nonprofits with the management and financial resources to effectively manage operations and high-performing programs.
Joy from Within
At the Community Foundation, we understand nonprofits. After all, we are one. And we understand that smart nonprofits that run effectively make philanthropic investment joyful.
Effective organizations exhibit strengths across five areas: clear mission and purpose; volunteer and staff leadership; decision-making and strategy; strong financial, governance and program development practices and policies; and the ability to advocate for themselves and their clients.
High-functioning nonprofits develop, implement and evaluate themselves and their programs via strategic plans, which align resources toward achieving organizational goals and measurable results. These nonprofits also have long-term stability, realized through cash reserves. The Foundation helps to ensure that Atlanta’s nonprofits have the tools, financial resources and know-how to successfully achieve operational and programmatic goals that accomplish their missions.
We’ll measure progress by tracking the percentage of nonprofits:
- That have strategic plans with metrics to measure results
- With at least three months’ cash reserve
- Decreasing energy expenses